This is part of a sponsored content series written as a compensated member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad.
I always breathe a sigh of relief when my taxes are filed for the year, but then the challenge becomes archiving documentation to make space for paperwork that I’ll need to keep for the next year’s taxes. Receipts detailing expenses, charitable donations, and medical costs along with a copy of the paperwork filed for our income tax return need to be kept for three years but don’t need to be right at my fingertips.
Rather than having tax records in my desk drawer, I prefer to move each year’s file to a secure file box until it’s time to safely dispose of them. The Sentry Safe GB20L Guardian Storage Box ($79) provides safe in-home document storage. The large capacity allows you to store multiple years’ worth of tax information in one place, providing easy access to records on an as-needed basis.
This water-resistant safe that resists fire for up to 20 minutes is a far more secure place to store documents in the long run, especially when compared to a cardboard file box. The cardboard file boxes I used in my early professional days were never impervious to dust and moisture, leaving the contents subject to the elements like heat and humidity that can destroy the contents over time.
The Sentry Safe Guardian Storage Box is more of an investment over the cardboard file boxes readily available at any office supply store, and they’re the only long-term storage container that protects contents from fire, flood and more. The air-tight lid latches shut to keep water and debris out to ensure that your belongings will be safe inside. The Sentry Safe Guardian Storage Box is well suited for files, but versatile enough to store family memories and heirlooms too.
Looking for a more robust product to provide additional protection? Last month I featured the Sentry Safe Large Lock File as an option for storing documents securely in your home. I featured this 44 pound Sentry Safe Locking File that also provides protection from water and fire in a video review. Take a look as you decide what secure storage solutions are right for your family!
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Don’t forget to use Master Lock Vault as a secure digital storage and organization system for your tax documents and easy filing of taxes.
As a compensated member of Master Lock’s Live Secure Safety Squad, I receive products for review purposes but all opinions are my own. Amazon Affiliate links are included in this post.